Crystal Group Rolls Out Rugged CS900HS Rackmount Computer

7/6/2004 - Crystal Group Inc. (, manufacturer of rugged computers, announces the addition of the CS900HS to their extensive line of rackmount computers. The CS900HS is designed to deliver the high performance, redundancy and flexible peripheral options demanded by military, industrial and telecommunication applications.

The CS900HS has two 5.25” drive bays (for removable hard drive carriers, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, etc.) and one internal 3.5” drive bay. The faceplate of the CS900HS houses the power switch, CPU reset, alarm reset, power LED and hard drive activity LED. The CS900HS features hot-swap 400W power supplies. The power supplies are front-accessible and have an audible alarm and LEDs.

The CS900HS comes with your choice of two backplanes; PICMG 1.0 or PICMG 1.2. The PICMG 1.0 backplane comes with one Single Board Computer (SBC) slot and seven 32b/33MHz PCI expansion slots. The PICMG 1.2 backplane offers one ePCI-X System Host Board (SHB) slot and five PCI-X expansion slots. The dual-peer PCI buses offer three 64b/66 MHz PCI expansion slots and two 64b/100MHz PCI-X expansion slots.

These two backplanes offer the flexibility of using any of Crystal’s line of PICMG 1.0 SBCs and PICMG 1.2 SHBs. The PICMG 1.0 SBCs offer processor options from Celeron 366MHz up to 3.06GHz P4. The PICMG 1.2 ePCI-x SHBs offers single or dual Xeon processors up to 2.4GHz.

Two CS900HS systems fit side-by-side in 5U of a 19” rack. Crystal modular computers are designed to scale horizontally - making them suitable for installation in standard 19"-wide racks/cabinets or unique deployment environments. With depth of only 17.9”, rugged steel chassis construction and state of the art cooling features, the CS900HS is the ideal choice for deployment in military, industrial and telecommunication environments.

As with all Crystal Group computers, the CS900HS comes with a three-year warranty. For more information, contact Crystal Group by phone at 800-378-1636 or on the web at

About Crystal Group
Crystal Group Inc. provides space efficient, high availability, rugged server solutions for mission-critical telecommunications and military installations worldwide. Incorporated in 1991, Crystal is a server manufacturer and systems provider, a systems integrator and a custom design and manufacturing services provider. Crystal combines extensive engineering, manufacturing and integration expertise to provide a complete solution with services that include a 3-year warranty, 3-year configuration management, OEM labeling and certification of customer configurations. For more information about Crystal Group Inc. products and services, visit

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